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SubjectRe: kswapd is having a party
On Mon, Aug 18, 2003 at 09:10:15AM +1000, Duraid Madina wrote:
>> Does anyone have _any_ idea what kswapd might actually be doing? I
>> checked: not a single page was swapped in our out througout the duration
>> of this test. Is there a chance that spinning on some lock (I have no
>> idea how LAM does its synchronization), or perhaps even just idling,
>> might be counted as kswapd0?

On Sun, Aug 17, 2003 at 05:33:00PM -0700, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> I'd look for dirty memory; kswapd does do some page cleaning, though
> pdflush is supposed to do most of it.

Also, please log vmstat and take regular snapshots of /proc/vmstat.

-- wli
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